I loved this book.. It was the first book in a really long time that I just couldn't put down. I think I read it (more like devoured it?) in a couple of hours. The suspense created by Collins is almost tangible and she is the master at leaving cliff hangers at the end of almost every chapter.
I haven't read a whole lot of YA fiction because to be perfectly honest the hype over the Twilight series left a really bad taste in my mouth with regards to this genre. But The Hunger Games had an original story line, well developed plot, and interesting characters. It has definitely redeemed the genre for me and has piqued my interest in doing some further reading in YA :)